you would think honesty would pay better

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    jcegt87 Dude Dude DUDE!!!!!!

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    [​IMG] Jared Gray found a bank deposit bag containing more than $100,000. He returned the bag. In return, Jared received $20 and cookies. (Four Points Media)


    What would you do if you found $108,000? A 17-year-old boy from Cedar City was put in this exact situation. He didn’t just find money, he found himself in a moral dilemma.

    Jared Gray works as a part-time janitor at Southern Utah University. Weeks ago, he came across a bank deposit bag, lying on the ground at the University. Jared looked around, but no one could be seen.

    He could easily have taken the money and no one would have ever known.

    “That definitely went through my mind,” said Jared. “I knew what I had to do. I figured I should return the money.”

    Jared called his uncle who works at the college. His uncle called a police officer and later, every last dollar was returned.

    To give some perspective, here are a few things you could buy with $108,000:

    -Three loaded H-3 Hummers.
    -Seven custom Harley Davidson Motorcycles.
    -43 Large Flat Panel HD-TV’s
    -Your own personal jet.

    …just to name a few.

    “It just wouldn’t have felt right to take it,” said Jared.

    An S.U.U. spokesperson said that Jared’s honesty is more than they’d expect from a 17-year-old.

    “It’s a huge thing for someone to turn in $108,000 that they find laying around,” said Jennifer Burt.

    But Jared didn’t even think twice.

    “I’d return it again, without a problem,” Jared said.

    Jared said that the campus police gave him $20 for his honesty and a campus cashier made him cookies.
     
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    Altohombre The Tennis Pro Reefer

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    In terms of small bills that I find on the ground I usually look around and see if I think anyone dropped it. A sum like that though would make me super paranoid especially if its on a campus. I would think that someone was doing a camera show on me or something.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    He deserves a bigger reward than that. If you don't reward people for doing good deeds, very few will have incentive to do them just out of the goodness of their heart. Maybe I'm just cynical, but I don't think that most people are altruistic for no reason.
     
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    HeavyHittah LivingReefs is like home

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    exactly biff. He deserved way more then that, when gas is 5 dollars a gallon. I wonder if he had to drive to the police station. I bet after they gave him the 20 dollars he was like "damn i should have kept it if i knew i was just going to get this." LOL
     
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    I "now" believe that what goes around comes around. Do good, you get good : do bad, you get bad.

    Believing all that it's still kinda hard to see myself finding that money like he did and turning it in.

    I really think I would turn the right thing and turn it in . But until I found myself in that situation I never would really know. Man I could do a lotta good with $108k. :D
     
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    i bet that if he knew he was only going to get 20$ than he would have kept the money but on the good side he just saved someone their job i bet.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    His Karma will increase for that one. Maybe next time he will be reincarnated as a better being!
     
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    I agree with that. More good will definitely come to him.

    I'd assume that since he made the decision to turn the money in, he likely was not doing it for a reward. But you would think the owner of the money would have been a bit more thankful than $20 and some cookies. I'd even assume those items did not come from the company/business that the money belonged too. Was probably just some regular people that wanted to do something for him.

    I would have kindly turned the 20 bucks down but I would not have been able to pass up some fresh baked cookies :D
     
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    if i turned it in and someone was giving me 20 bucks for it i would just sit there and give them that are you serious? look
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    hmmm. I will not respond as to what I would do. You all know me well enough to know exactly what I would do

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    With that much money,I could buy enough gas to get to work for a year.
    I think like Hornet and that kid did what was right.But whoever owns that money is a greedy ungreatful prick.

    If it had of been my money,I'd at least have offered him a once in a life time hunting trip.
     
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    I would only take the cookies and tell the person who gave the $20 to keep it.
     
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    I would take the money without giving it a second thought.
     
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    Rcpilot

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    I'd probably give it back and regret it later. :frustrat:

    This is awful nice though:
    http://www.carden-aircraft.com/

    Those prices are just the box of sticks,carbon fiber, fiberglass and a blueprint to build it. A complete plane of that caliber is $10K easily.

    I could have 10 of them and money left over for a phat trip to Vegas. :mrgreen:
     
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    rc i wouldnt have the patience to build that
     
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    Rcpilot

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    I do. If I had all the stuff I needed when I started building it, I could be done in 6--8 months. An expert who has built a lot of these same designs (Carden) could do it in 2-3 months. I am a good builder, but I do it very slowly and methodically.

    I just can't afford it. I doubt I'll ever have a plane like that. Unless I hit Powerball tonight. :mrgreen:
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Tonights my night to win it Rc.:mrgreen:
     
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    He should have had a lawyer or banker hold it until they found the proper owner, in exchange for a part of the finders fee. I imagine the finders fee that way would have been much more substantial than he received handling it on his own. Ethically correct, morally, well?
     
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    Buy a leather couch? A bigger shark? Charity?????
     
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